Our SAVE Shining Star for the month of May is Autumn Lee, a senior at Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, MS. Advisor Tameka Henderson Johnson describes her as “always willing to help with projects and is very humble.” Autumn takes the values of SAVE very seriously, and uses her influence to help spread the message about the dangers of distracted driving and teen dating violence. She helped plan and set up for the Vicksburg High School Prom Safety Fun Day, held on March 30. Many organizations were in attendance such as members of the Mississippi Department Of Transportation, Allstate, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Vicksburg Police Department.
In May, the Vicksburg High School SAVE chapter partnered with Allstate and other members of the community to set up exhibits promoting the message of National Youth Traffic Safety Month. Autumn’s chapter received a Teen Safe Driving mini-grant from the Allstate Foundation and is using these funds to go towards educating students about the dangers of distracted driving as well as bullying, conflict resolution and dating violence.
Do you have a SAVE member that shines above the rest? Would you like them to be recognized for their outstanding efforts? Nominate them to be a SAVE Shining Star!